Hello Ladies! I am late in writing this weeks post . It can get busy with our kids and their friends during a sleepover . it is 2.50pm and I have the youngest down for a nap so I feel like its my turn to rest too! its amazing how using a keyboard can feel like resting. The kids had thursday and friday off school due to the annual teachers conference.
The leaves are changing so nicely here .
The above were taken on wednesday but on Sunday Oct 14th this happened!snow! It stuck to the ground but was gone after a few hours. Its early but its Minnesota.We had a firepit put in two weeks ago and here is a photo of it. We hope to light our first fire before winter.
the pit is 32 inches X 48 with a perimeter of pea rock then an outside edging of stone.
After a number of weeks of featuring my blogging friends (thank you so much!!) it is back to regular models! Please rate this expressionist wrap dress out of 10 See here
I kinda like it , what do you think? Have a lovely finish to the weekend , hugs, Terri xo.
Good morning ladies , how is your weekend going? Last weekend we did an exciting home project by putting in a firepit. Actually our neighbor Brandon did most of the work after we bought the brick and pearock to form it! He had to dig down a little and the project took about 3 hours. He wouldnt accept payment but did accept a few beers! Parent teacher conferences were on thursday and I am happy to say things are going well for the 3 school age kids! Today we are going to my in-laws to hang out and stay the night. The kids love to stay over. My father in-law surprised us with tickets to see the vikings football tomorrow! They will look after the kids while we get some adult time away! Thank you to Him!
Today I am concluding the blog friends feature for dress of the week. Last up (but certainly not least !) is Courtney a sweet young woman who comes from Texas but now living in Birmingham , Alabama. Courtney went to college in Oklahama city and while there met Jake , they got married in 2014. Courtney’s website is called “A Byers guide ” Byers being her married last name . See her website here. She is also on Instagram. Jake is in medical school and is doing his residency at the moment in Birmingham. Courtney just this week accepted a new job at a ministry . She discovered the position through a bible study group and and her role will be administrative needs, event planning and fundraising. Best wishes and prayers on your new position!
Courtney’s blog encompasses fashion, beauty, travel to home decor. I was drawn to it right away after starting my blog!
One of my favorite posts from Courtney is 27 facts about me for my 27th birthday!
Please rate out of 10 this 3/4 sleeve lace dress in berry pink.
See post that goes with the dress here.
I would like to thank Courtney for being the featured model today ! I want to thank everyone who has featured , and if I have not called on you I plan on doing this again in the spring!
Have a great day, hugs, Terri xo.
Hello ladies , how is your October going so far? Ours is good if slighty cool and wet. We woke up to a frosty Saturday last week, brrr and it was still in September! I am so not ready fro winter but really I never am ! I have not adjusted to the 6 months that winter stays in Minnesota. I took our two older boys to day of the dozers last saturday and they had a fun time despite the cold.
The kids get to go in with the driver for 5 minutes and help dig. A boys dream but it was nice to see little Girls enjoying it too. Our Church had volunteer appreciation coffee and donuts put on by the office staff for all the people who help out in any way. It was fun to be served but I will be hosting in the coming weeks for coffee and Donuts which I will look forward to.
This week I would like to introduce you to Natalie , a lovely young Lady living in Perth Western Australia. Her website MissMuse blog is used to share fashion tips, tricks and advice . How nice is that ? Natalie in addition works as a freelance stylist & fashion marketing consultant. She gives detailed and in depth information about her look and clothing choices in each post which I love! I am so happy to have a great blogging friend in her, half a world away!
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This is one of my favorite posts from Natalie Parisian in Perth Where she checks out french inspired restaurants and clothing boutiques!
Even though I am so Jealous , it is springtime in Australia and summer is coming soon! Please rate out of 10 this gorgeous fit and flare polka dot that Natalie is modelling .
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The post that goes with the dress is here , polkadot perfection.
To see her blog through wordpress click here
Thank you so much for being the featured model this week Natalie!! Have a lovely weekend everyone, Terri xo.
Good morning Ladies, I am writing on friday to start the post as I am going to “Day of the Dozers” with our 2 older boys early Saturday morning!It is an hour drive away. This has become an annual event where kids get to go in the cab of bulldozers , diggers excavators etc . and scoop up dirt with the professional operators. This is a wonderful idea for kids and the proceeds go to charity. It will be from 9am and we will stay until noon or so. Then our daughter has softball which is on the way home so we will stop there and watch her. Its divide and conquer when it comes to the kids sometimes , us parents will have 2 and 2!
We are expecting our first frost today also ! Brrr , its too early!
I would like to introduce Rachel (Rach) today as our featured model! She is a lovely young woman originally from Texas but now living in Georgia . She is married to Patrick and they has 3 dogs which she loves! She has a fun about page on her blog which you can click on to find out so much more about her. She is another Lady worth following!
Please rate out of 10 this black bodycon dress that Rachel is modelling . It is so pretty on her and she says it is so comfy to wear. She added these gorgeous boots and I love the Leopard print scarf! See the post that goes with the dress here
You can see Rachel’s external webpage here or through wordpress here Thank you so much for being the featured model this week Rachel!!
Have a lovely rest of your weekend and enjoy the week ahead , hugs, Terri xoxo.
Hello all, I am starting this post on Friday afternoon, Our daycare Lady has the day off and I took it off to mind our youngest. I am glad actually , its a nice excuse for a long weekend! I dropped the bigger kids at school , hung out with our little guy then we went to have lunch with the two boys. There is a special seat for visiting Parents in the lunchroom , but when Liam seen us he refused to move from his friends! Maybe a little embarassed he did eventually join us. Then our 3rd grader was very happy to see us and we sat with his friends. I wanted to go to an orchard just with the little guy but it had rained for four days and the ground was saturated. Today we have softball but a quiet weekend apart from that.
I would like to introduce you to Bonnie! She is a lovely woman ( some of you know her already, its how I found her!) She loves fashion and stylish clothes. She wants to help women to find great items of clothing on a budget. She wants to inspire us to look fabulous no matter the age!
Her titles are :
A classy lady, fashion lover, ballroom dancer, amateur photographer, amateur cook, proud mother, bilingual teacher, corporate accountant and finally a fashion blogger:-) She is a busy Lady!
Bonnie is new to blogging and is doing so well! You can see her external website here or through wordpress here. If you are in search of new people to follow Bonnie would be a great candidate!
Please rate out of 10 this beautiful floral eyelet fit and flare dress that Bonnie is modelling. The dress is by Tommy Hilfiger and is a comfortable fit. Her shoes are a good match for the leaves on the dress and the handbag is the color of the flowers. See the post that goes with the dress here Thank you so much Bonnie for being the feature model this week!!
Wishing you a lovely week ahead, hugs, Terri xo.
Good morning Ladies , I hope you are well. The temps are staying warm here , this weekend is going to reach 87 F or 30 c . We will leave our pool up- for another week . I am looking forward to fall and visiting one, two or three orchards in the coming weeks. Do you like Fall, or what is your favorite Season? Last weekend was pretty low key, We did have softball for our daughter on Sunday in a town half an hour south of here. We went and had dinner there too in a nice restaurant , it was nice to eat on the patio. On wednesday the kids had a mass (church service ) to introduce the start of church class for the coming year. I found out some exciting news yesterday, Aer lingus the irish airline are going to start direct service from Dublin to Minneapolis St Paul (MSP) in July 2019!! It will be so nice and not having a stopover for hours on a reconnecting flight is huge.
This week I am featuring Carmen a wonderful Lady from Kitchener Ontario . She is about an hour and a half southwest from Toronto . Kitchener is sandwiched between 3 of the great lakes, Huron , Erie and Ontario, easy driving distance to all 3. A lot of her summer posts feature the small towns that are on the lake shorelines and all the cute stores you find in a small town. I always look forward to “visiting” them through her posts.
Carmen is vegan and likes to take care of the earth. She chooses her clothing carefully and always makes sure it is made by employees who are treated and paid fairly. Her style is very much feminine which is a win win for Me to follow her! She looks amazing , and is kept active by being a dance teacher.
You can check out Carmen’s external website fashion with compassion here or through wordpress here
Please rate out of 10 Carmen’s beautiful Maxi floral wrap dress .
You can see the post that goes with the dress here
Thank you so much for being my Feature this week Carmen, thank you all for following, Hugs, Terri xo.
Good morning ladies , how is your September going so far? We are definitely experiencing cooler temps , it was 50F or 10c yesterday morning! We had a fun long weekend for labor day . We did fun family time at home for most of the day saturday , then in the evening went to a great outdoor waterpark with slides , wavepools , paddlepools and a lazy river! The kids had great fun and used up their energy. On Sunday we went to church in the morning , then went to a friends house for a barbecue in the evening , the kids again went swimming in their lovely pool . Monday was low key with last minute prep for SCHOOL! We made sure that everything was in order for the start of middle school for our daughter , 3rd grade and the start of kindergarten for our two older sons. The little guy is the only one left in daycare. They all had a great start to the school year .
This week I am featuring Mackenzie , a very sweet young Woman living in the San Jose area of California but originally an Ohio Girl! She is married to DJ for 3 years now and is going to graduate school for nursing. Following her for this past 2 years, I have seen how she is a very caring nurse who loves her patients! Her posts are so fun to read as she explores her suroundings , takes us to all the restaurants she visits with such yummy food, takes us on hikes in local parks , and takes us into her family life , introducing us to her Mom, Grandparents , siblings and friends. She adds fun little quotes to her posts which crack Me up! She also gives glory to God through her faith. You can see her blog for yourself See here for her website and to view it through wordpress click here .
Here she is modelling a beautiful red dress that she wore on Valentines day, how gorgeous is she? Please rate out of 10 . Thank you for being my model this week Mackenzie ! Have a beautiful week everyone, hugs, Terri xo.
Hello Ladies , how are you today? I knew it was coming but still got a shock to put down SEPTEMBER in the title! Where has the summer gone. I know it is Autumn/fall already in the UK and Ireland and it is generally accept it is fall here once this weekend is over although officially the date is September 21. It is a holiday weekend here in the US , labor day. No work until tuesday! Tuesday is also the day the kids go back to school here. Our daughter will start 6th grade and into middle school, Our oldest son goes into 3rd grade and our liam starts school in kindergarten. He is excited for it , he had his last day at daycare on thursday, we are down to one in daycare now! Liam I feel will be one of those kids the teacher will know his name pretty soon, he loves to talk! I keep telling him he needs to listen to the teacher so we will see how it goes. We are going to a friends house today for a end of summer get together they have a pool too so there will be swimming for the kids , maybe a glass of wine for us adults?
The something new I have written in the title is to start featuring my blogging friends modelling their wonderful dresses that they have purchased. I have my first friend lined up for this week offer ( I could be asking you next!)
So this is Steph from her blog Picking the day , see here for wordpress link or here through her own external website link she is a wonderful young woman who I have been following for a while now. I have been drawn to her sense of style which is very much feminine! She is also smart , very witty , funny and beautiful!
Please rate out of 10 this dress Steph purchased from the website everything5pounds.com It was quite the bargain , I love the cut and the polka dots are a great addition. Steph’s blog post on the dress. Thank you Steph for being this weeks featured model! Have a lovely weekend all , hugs, Terri xo.
Good morning Ladies! Welcome to a wet and dreary Minnesota, we had a lot of rain yesterday and its dull today so far. Earlier in the week the temps were perfect (for me!) in the 70’s or 21-26 celcius. Some people like the 90’s but having grown up in a damper climate it is too hot for Me! What is your perfect temperature? Last week i posted that the rest of the family went away for the weekend and I stayed back. I got painting completed but I do see messy hands appearing on the walls again. They are like a magnet for little hands ! The kids got to meet their new teachers this week so we are edging towards back to and starting school for one ! Tomorrow I get to accompany our daughter to a minnesota twins baseball game ! Her softball team gets to parade around the stadium before the big game ( I dont even know who the twins play yet, is that bad!) It is a big treat and happening 2 years in a row now.
Please rate out of 10 this Iris short sleeve flare dress see here It is a mostly rayon material with round neck and short raglan sleeves. Wishing a great weekend whatever you get up to , hugs, Terri xo.
Hello all, this post has been a long time coming ! We left home on the morning on June 7th and checked into the MSP airport. It was exciting for the little ones being in an airport for the first time. We flew to Boston to connect for our flight to Dublin. The kids did well on the flight despite some nerves! They had their entertainment devices along to help distract. We arrived in Boston after a 2 hour flight and had a long layover for the 9.30 pm flight . The original flight to Boston was cancelled and we had to rebook but could only get an early morning flight out of msp. So we left the airport and experienced downtown Boston. It was fun to walk around , stretch the legs and see some history. I think we will go back to Boston sometime to really experience the city. It was time to go back to the airport , get some food , and wait for the flight to Dublin. It left on time , the kids did well again except our little one who couldnt get comfy to sleep. He eventually did drop off which was a relief! We arrived at 8am got our bags , and hired our car. It was a leisurely drive to my parents house and reunited after two and a half years! On the saturday there was a party where we met friends , relatives and neighbors , it was so fun and we got to see a lot of people in one place. On Monday we travelled to my sisters house where she arranged a party for our little one turning 3 that day! She hired a bouncy castle which was so fun for the kids!
Thanks so much to her!! We spent a few relaxing days with her and the went to my other sisters house an hour away. On the way we went to Galway city which is so nice with pedestrian streets.
My older Sister lives really close to the ocean, you can see it from her upstairs bedroom window! The ocean can be seen in between white and yellow house with hills in background.
We went to the ocean even though it was cold there!! We also went to a funpark that had giant slides , farm animals and adventure area.
Soon it was time to go back to my parents house ( They and my brother came along for some of the time at my sisters) Friday evening we went back and had dinner with my Aunt , uncle and a cousin i didnt get to see earlier. Then we went to my uncles farm that evening after dinner.
The next day Saturday we visited a Dear cousin of mine and that night I went for a few drinks with my friends from school!! It was good to catch up and also see others i knew. Sunday we went to church and met more people afterwards . We then went to lunch to celebrate fathers day. It was great being there for that . Monday morning came and we had to leave 😦 There was a lot of tears as I said goodbye to my parents . I hope we get back soon again. Thank you all who made our trip so wonderful!! Thanks for reading , Terri xo.